We’re Hiring: Talent Manager

  • Newly created role
  • Great HR Team – Make this role your own
  • CBD Location – Excellent Salary – Career Development

We have the pleasure of looking for an experienced Talent Manager to join this dedicated and professional HR team in this newly defined role.

Due to growth within the business and an internal promotion, a newly defined position of Talent Manager has arisen to work with key stakeholders to assist them with talent attraction, engagement and retention.

Working with a dynamic, respectful and intelligent HR Team and reporting into the HR Manager, you will have sole responsibility for the end to end recruitment function across the business. You will have excellent relationship building skills, good communication style, previous experience within an internal or agency recruitment position and have experience from working with Managers, preparing JDs, interview guides, sourcing (strategies included), interviewing, negotiating offers, preparing contracts, managing database, reporting and induction processes. We are looking for someone who can manage the process operationally, but also offer solutions to improve and streamline the recruitment process strategically.

This is a newly defined role within the business and requires someone who can think strategically, work with Managers to ensure key sourcing strategies are in place, liaise with third party providers and manage any PSA implementation, and ensure the pipeline of candidates is continually moving to successful placement of candidates in open roles.

If you are looking for a role where you can be part of a dynamic team, lead the function and provide true value to your Managers in leading the recruitment at all levels of roles across a business, we want to hear from you. Ideally you will have 3-4 years experience in an internal role and look to round out your skill-set and learn more HR skills to achieve a strong talent attraction methodology.

Please send your CV with supporting HR qualifications as well as a short covering letter which outline details of your internal recruitment experience, notice period, annual leave, reason for looking for a new role and salary expectations.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Click Here to Apply

We’re Hiring: HR Manager

  • Key Leadership Role
  • Dynamic Team – Established yet vibrant business
  • CBD Location – Employee Benefits – Enjoyable Team

This well known and respected organisation has an opening for an experienced HR Manager to join their team whilst they are going through a period of growth and business transformation.

This organisation has a dynamic and respected HR Team and this role is pivotal in driving its culture and initiatives. The team is cohesive and self-motivated so micromanaging isn’t required but your leadership and mentoring of a team experienced in multiple disciplines is required.

The HR Manager is responsible for implementing and driving operational and transformational strategies and programs into departments in a unified and consistent approach. You will deliver operational advice and support to the Business Leaders and work collaboratively with the total HR team to align with the organisation’s strategic approach. This role will also focus on partnering with key stakeholders and providing advice on a range of operational touchstones, including but not limited to talent management, employee relations (ER), policy development, strategic advice to Managers, team structures and efficiencies as well as general HR advice on day to day BAU matters. This role will also be frontline in coaching and up-skilling Managers on their ability to lead teams and develop their people.

If you are a true HR Generalist with strong engagement, culture improvement experience, outstanding communication skills and building relationships, this is the role for you.

Come and work in a collaborative and self-directed and fun team, with a passion for providing great people initiatives to improve employees’ engagement and satisfaction.

We look forward to receiving your CV with supporting HR Qualifications and a short covering note indicating what excites you about this role, salary expectations and notice period.

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L&D/Capability Specialist







We have a unique contract role for an experienced L&D Consultant who enjoys implementing LMS into businesses.  So you straddle a couple of areas of expertise – L&D, Change, P&C.  Kind of like a bag of mixed lollies which is all about upskilling your clients – sounds like fun right?

This organisation has gone through the technical phase of the Change Program where SAP has been introduced to the organisation, now the fun begins to embed the LMS into the business and equip Stakeholders to use the system and seek how it best benefits them, their team and therefore, the organisation as a whole.

We are not only looking for induction and compliance programs to be ticked off, but someone who has the capability to engage with Stakeholders about what LMS would benefit their people, their teams, have these programs embedded into the Learning Catalogue and equipping the teams to use the system, increasing retention and engagement of staff.

So, your communication, engagement and listening skills must be exemplary.  This project is exciting, full of problem-solving and planning, engagement and empowering.  We need you to work with the Business Units to engage them on their learning requirements and plug them into the system.  Sound like something you’d be interested in?

Well our client needs you ASAP for this 4 month assignment.  It’s located north of the City with parking on site, working with a great HR Team, Change Team on site to work with you on this project but your innovation, self-starting and focussed mindset will see you achieve in this role.

Please hit the APPLY NOW button and send me a short covering letter outlining your capabilities to fulfil the job and please include your start date, daily rate expectations and preferred location.  If you could send through your qualifications as well that would be wonderful.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Click here to apply: https://www.seek.com.au/job/39855763?searchrequesttoken=d0a6f0bf-4c32-4f3e-a134-e4e16d6103b3&type=standout

So, how did your mid-year review go ….







September is on its way and let’s hope the sunshine finds us soon to warm up our bones and bring out the best in our Footy Finals (Go Lions!).

You’ve no doubt now completed your Team’s performance reviews, remuneration reviews are in for your Department and it’s time to reflect on you. How did you go with your review? Did you get the feedback you were seeking which will result in your career development, remuneration or role upgrade or flexibility to pursue some lifestyle changes?

Our HR Marketplace is a small summary of the HR world and workforce for the past 12 months and also information on trends, what you need to be looking out for and coaching your Managers on in the next phase of work.

We look forward to continuing to work with you and provide you with further information and tips to help you continue to succeed in your role.

We are pleased to offer you our INSPIRED2020 Deal. We have a great range of candidates who are looking for their next role, and that could be with you. You know our reputation for caring, community and cultural fit on top of the technical requirements for your Team. Take the stress out of your recruitment and let us do the work for you – take advantage of this deal and you won’t be disappointed.

Enjoy the drift into September and all the fun and sunshine that entails. We look forward to keeping in touch with you.

Contact us today to take advantage of our INSPIRED2020 Deal today.

HR Marketplace


The HR Marketplace – What’s Happening?
With the State and Federal Elections done in NSW & Victoria, a combination of bizarre results, the certainty of a no policy but cash splashing Liberal Party victory sees business certainty for another 3 years, until we do this merry dance all over again.  Queensland has its State Election in 2020 at which point the Labor Government will have no doubt have signed off on Adani, but the Federal Greens have some big plans for Queensland in the renewables and community re-generation space.
Construction, Mining and Infrastructure are the big winners out of the Federal Election result, the polarization of Labor bringing to bear more Union rights had a lot of the big firms worried, but now with a surplus and Liberal elected, expect a buoyant industry sector.  You know what they say, cranes in the sky means a buoyant and prosperous economy.
So, what can you expect going into the new financial year and what are the trends that will keep emerging for the next little while.
68% of business activity increased in organisations over the last yeawr, nad 70% are expecting another increase in the next 12 months.  Almost 50% of employers intend to incrase permanent staff levels and there will be almost a quarter increase in temporary and contract staff numbers ….
However, let’s quickly touch on skills shortages.  Mid-Management roles have been the most difficult to recruit, particular engineering, technical and IT fields.
Salary increases …. Well, according to a study conducted by Hays, Advertising & Media were the most lucrative industries in 2019,  closely followed by IT, Telcos, Constructions, Property, Engineering & Professional services.  
What’s better than a salary increase? Flexibility, learning & development & career progression opportunities. 
So with flexibility being the most asked for demand from employers these days, what are you doing about enabling flexibility in your organisation?  This goes beyond compressed weeks – do you have a policy? Are your Managers equipped to manage teams that have different flexibility requirements.  Do you have the technology to manage it?  FlexConnect is a Sister of Inspired People Solutions whose primary focus is Equipping Organisations, Managers& Employees for flexibility.
So, when your benchmarking your staff for their yearly performance review, keep this in mind, these benefits will go along way for your attraction, engagement and retention strategy….
41%  OF employees who plan to look for a new job this year are not motivated by salary ….

Bearing that in mind, here’s your 2019 Salary Survey Guide for HR Practitioners.

Low High Med Low High Med Low High Med
HR Generalist 
Human Resources Administrator $55,000 $65,000 $60,000 $55,000 $70,000 $62,500 $45,000 $60,000 $52,500
Human Resources Coordinator $60,000 $67,500 $75,000 $60,000 $75,000 $67,500 $55,000 $65,000 $60,000
Human Resources Advisor $90,000 $110,000 $100,000 $80,000 $110,000 $95,000 $80,000 $110,000 $95,000
HR Business Partner $120,000 $170,000 $145,000 $110,000 $180,000 $155,000 $100,000 $150,000 $125,000
Human Resources Manager $100,000 $160,000 $130,000 $130,000 $180,000 $150,000 $100,000 $150,000 $125,000
Human Resources Director $150,000 $250,000 $200,000 $150,000 $250,000 $200,000 $150,000 $200,000 $175,000


Low High Med Low High Med Low High Med

HR Specialists

Business Analyst $100,000 180,000 $150,000 $100,000 $180,000 $150,000 $85,000 $120,000 $100,000
Change Management Specialist $140,000 $240,000 $190,000 $140,000 $240,000 $190,000 $120,000 $200,000 $150,000
Human Resources Analyst $95,000 $125,000 $110,000 $77,000 $121,000 $99,000 $68,600 $107,800 $88,200
IR Manager $110,000 $200,000 $155,000 $120,000 $190,000 $150,000 $120,000 $200,000 $160,000
Instructional Designer $90,000 $170,000 $110,000 $110,000 $200,000 $150,000 $80,000 $140,000 $110,000
Internal Recruitment Consultant $70,000 $115,000 $90,000 $60,000 $100,000 $75,000 $65,000 $90,000 $77,500
Learning & Development Consultant $80,000 $120,000 $100,000 $80,000 $120,000 $100,000 $70,000 $90,000 $80,000
Learning & Development Coordinator $60,000 $70,000 $80,000 $65,000 $85,000 $75,000 $55,000 $70,000 $65,000
Learning & Development Manager $110,000 $175,000 $140,000 $120,000 $180,000 $150,000 $100,000 $140,000 $120,000
OH&S Advisor $80,000 $120,000 $100,000 $80,000 $120,000 $100,000 $60,000 $100,000 $80,000
WHS Director $180,000 $250,000 $200,000 $150,000 $250,000 $170,000 $120,000 $250,000 $180,000
RTW Manager $100,000 $120,000 $110,000 $100,000 $140,000 $120,000 $75,000 $110,000 $100,000
Organisational Development  Specialist $130,000 $180,000 $150,000 $135,000 $200,000 $165,000 $100,000 $150,000 $130,00
Payroll Officer 65000 80000 73000 65000 80000 73000 60000 75000 68000
Payroll Manager 100000 150000 125000 90000 130000 110000 80000 120000 100000
Policy Advisor/Writer $80,000 $90,000 $125,000 $100,000 $150,000 $120,000 $80,000 $120,00 $100,000
Recruitment Manager / Talent Manager $110,000 $160,000 $130,000 $100,000 $140,000 $120,000 $95,000 $150,000 $120,000
Remuneration & Benefits Manager $150,000 $250,000 $200,000 $160,000 $300,000 $200,000 $150,000 $220,000 $200,000
Trainer $75,000 $120,000 $90,000 $80,000 $120,000 $95,000 $60,000 $100,000 $85,000
Training Manager $100,000 $140,000 $120,000 $100,000 $150,000 $130,000 70,000 $100,000 $90,000
Workplace Relations Manager $110,000 $180,000 $130,000 $120,000 $190,000 $150,000 $120,000 $180,000 $150,000

What’s ahead for 2019 /2020 … The pace of jobs growth will remain  positive for 2019-2020 with the previous 12 months delivering record growth following the period of retrenchments and off-shoring continue to be trialed by big organisations, and generally failing to improve results, measures and people focus.  
Inhouse Talent Management roles are on the increase, with a key focus on not just recruitment experience, but also networking, representing the business and ability to work closely with candidates and Agencies to built Alunmi and talent pools.  RPO Talent has been too transactional and lacked investment in business engagement, working with Managers strategically and pro-actively, only having potential to respond to Job Orders as they appear in inboxes. Diversity Managers and Workplace Flexibility is on the rise and this will be critical as we see the rise of a new generation coming into the workforce and Social Enterprise becoming more and more prevalent.
Employers are buoyant with plans for growth, with a number of Royal Commissions having taken place recently, the rise of Change Managers, Organisational Development Specialists, Workplace Relations and engaged HR professionals is on the rise to bring about cultural and performance based environments, ethically driven by values and customer focus.
On the all, a very positive and buoyant market ahead for 2019/2020 and HR will be busy hiring, working with Mangers on growth strategies, engaging current employees on performance, progression and career development plans.  Our tips for being successful with your Talent Management:

  1. Engage with Agencies that are values based, who work with you, get to know your business, your P&C Team, and become invested in you, your EVP, your vision and provide you with good, solid, honest results, whom your engaged candidates speak very highly of – so it’s a win win for business and candidates;
  2. Make sure your Company has flexibility as an option for your recruitment needs.  Not just the stock standard work 5 days in 4 days – This is now become part of the normal discussion when roles are being briefed / advertised – what’s your flexibility policy, can this role be done flexibly?.  It’s time for this to be a focus for you

Get on Board today!
Join the team that works with you, for you, because of you.

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We’re Hiring: Chief Financial Officer

This is an exciting position for a driven candidate to take ownership of the commercial and finance elements of this rapidly growing organisation.  Reporting directly to and assisting the CEO you’ll be part of the Senior Leadership Team responsible for the management of finance, logistics, technology, and HR operations.

If you love diversity in a role, this is for you.

In this role will be responsible for working with the Management Team to set strategy and execute it operationally: Manage the HR, IT, logistics, Finance, Accounting and Commercial Functions of the business.

You will oversee the Accounting function from a strategic and operational aspect, ensuring the accuracy, timeliness and analysis of the function, working with internal stakeholders and external providers to ensure BAU is viable commercially, resourcefully and culturally. You will assess and mitigate risk of current operations as well as expansion: including operational and commercial viability of BAU and expansions, including working with external providers. This role will mitigate risk, ensure day to day operational effectiveness of all functions and expansion is commercially viable.

The incumbent will positively contribute to the growth and development across the business.   Key strengths of the CFO will comprise:

  • first class technical accounting skills
  • a demonstrated and comprehensive knowledge of FMCG/Food & Beverage Industry and finances in Australia
  • Solid knowledge of accounting along with consistent and effective relationship management with stakeholders.
  • In addition to this, there must be a deep appreciation of how to use technology to drive efficiencies within an organisation.

The following experience is strongly preferred:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a senior Accounting, Finance & Commercial capacity in the FMCG, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Hospitality sector in Australia.
  • Significant experience in accounting, data analysis, modelling and reporting, commercial and strategic focus to ensure commitment to best outcomes, strong commercial acumen to manage expansion opportunities whilst mitigating risk.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret, report and analyse current business as well as risk assessments around expansion of products and venues.
  • Ability to motivate and build great team culture
  • Drive to continually improve, lead meetings and realise outcomes
  • Demonstrable experience in continuous improvement through the development and implementation of business improvement processes that result in tangible business benefits

Not only will you bring these key critical areas of expertise to the table, a positive, can-do attitude, a true problem solver who can cut through the vast spread of information to work hand in hand with the CEO on commercially savvy business decisions.

If this sounds like a challenge you are ready for, please send your CV with supporting qualifications and CPA certifications to Helen Butler by sending your CV to hbutler@inspiredpeople.com.au or Clicking Here to Apply


It’s Flexible Working Day!

It’s National Flexible Working Day! What does it mean for you?  What does it look like for you? FlexConnect & Inspired People Solutions, want to hear from you – join our team and get ready to get flexible! Let’s lead the way in balancing.

Let’s be better   |    Let’s do better

Let’s lead the change we want for ourselves, our families, our community.

FlexConnect & Inspired People Solutions are committed to Flexibility, engaging and equipping Individuals, Families, Managers & Businesses bring flexibility to a reality.   As we all embark on the next chapter in our lives, we are paving the way to creating a new world in which we live and work.  The make-up of families is diverse, and our reasons for wanting and seeking flexibility and lifestyle choices are different, but we should all be given the possibility and potential to grow and explore, experience life alongside our careers and how we can help each other, is important.

We have found businesses who support flexibility, are adaptable and creative in their care and management of people reap benefits holistically from their staff, whilst those staff improve their lifestyle, home, family and community.  Social Enterprise is coming, and it’s bigger than 9-5, it’s a change in work, it’s a change in lifestyle, it’s a change to our Community.

FlexConnect and Inspired People are unique in that we work for you – our network spans across regional and city divides, we understand the pressures, demands, lifestyle factors across each divide, and we work nation wide to work with you, your companies to provide the best talent to enhance and make your workplace a place where community, prosperity, unity and objectives thrive.

Get on Board today – join the team that works with you, for you, because of you.

Candidates: Join our Talented Candidate Pool Here.

Business:  Reach out here and make a time to chat about your people needs and how we can work with you to attract, engage and retain the best talent for your Business

Flexible Work: How to Guides and Assistance for Employees & Employers

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 Flexible Working Day

We’re Hiring: HR Manager





  • Newly Created Role | Flexible work options available
  • Progressive & dynamic company positioned for growth
  • Strong HR Generalist focus | Strategic & operational position | Work with SLT

Work in a dynamic & growing organisation setting strategy and building operational capability of the HR function.

This is a newly created role within a growing and dynamic organisation.  This organisation is rapidly expanding and requires the expertise of an experienced, self-motivated, enthusiastic and smart HR operator to join the SLT to develop the people strategy and manage the operational P&C requirements.

This role isn’t greenfield as such, there’s frameworks in place, however, we are looking for someone to come on board, take the reigns and drive the culture, performance, people management, career development, attract and retain fabulous talent.

Do you like autonomy, fast paced environment, taking responsibility for projects and driving outcomes, show good initiative, love diversity in your role?  This could be the career move for you.

This is a role where you can an integral part of growing this very profitable business to its next stage of growth.

We are seeking a true HR Generalist, who has demonstrated experience with these areas of responsibility:

  • Working with the Senior Leadership Team on the Company strategy for growth including people engagement, retention and attraction;
  • Managing end to end recruitment function (including managing PSAs);
  • Developing HR Policies & Procedures and Coaching Managers;
  • Working on succession planning and career development for all staff;
  • Performance Management / Employee Relations;
  • Conducting performance reviews, remuneration and benefits, benchmarking;
  • Overseeing the payroll function.

This role will be responsible for all the people issues, and report directly into the MD.  This is an exciting role for someone who would like to be involved in growing a business, shaping culture and driving very focussed, strategic and beneficial people outcomes for the people in the business.  This business has a strong track record and ethos of treating employees fairly, with empathy and care, has a strong retention rate, and with growth, they want to make sure that culture, care and commitment to their staff and clients remain.

We would love to hear from you if this is a role that ticks your boxes.  Ability to work autonomously, provide solutions to problems, think on your feet, show good initiative, streamline processes will be beneficial to being successful in this role.

You will have qualifications in HR, previous experience working within the HR field over 4+ years, enjoy challenges, thinking on your feet, a diverse and constructive working day, please send your CV, with covering letter and supporting HR qualifications by emailing Helen Butler at hbutler@inspiredpeople.com.au

Let’s make it happen Baby!
















Catherine Brooks is a Principal of Moores (a Melbourne law firm), workplace relations and child safety expert and author of the new book Let’s Make it Work Baby: A Kick-Arse Guide to Personal and Professional Success for New Parents. It was an absolute delight catching up with Catherine to chew the fat on flexibility and to chat about her new book. We know you will gain some great tips from this conversation, and you can also purchase the book via Amazon or leave a review of this podcast and be in the running for a give-away of the hard copy version (listen to the podcast for inspiration and instructions)! For more tips, you can also follow Catherine on Instagram @letsmakeitworkbaby

Click here to listen to the PodCast.